2015-01-23 / Front Page

Post honors Martin Luther King Jr.

By Bonnie Heater
Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office

The Fort Gordon U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon is hosting the Martin Luther King Jr. command program 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Alexander Hall.

“ Equal Opportunity Special Commemorations and Ethnic Observances enhance cross-cultural awareness and promote harmony among all service members, their families, and civilians,” said Sgt. 1st Class Antonio E. Lindo, 15th Regimental Signal Brigade Equal Opportunity advisor. “We will celebrate the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America. We can all truly be inspired by his timeless values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service.”

“The Observance theme: Remember:, Celebrate, Act: ‘A day on, not a day off,’ highlights that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not only a day of celebration and remembrance, but a day of service to others,” Lindo explained.

During the program Sgt. Darious Riggins, Rising Star competitor and candidate for the Soldier Show, is scheduled to sing the national anthem, followed by a mime show, and the performance of the youth dance group, “The Experience Ministries Inc.”

Rev. Stephon A. Ferguson, who is licensed to perform as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, by Intellectual Management of Atlanta, has raised brows, opened mouths, brought tears to eyes, and aroused the conscious of people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds by delivering dead-on, pitch perfect renditions of King’s speeches and sermons.

The ordained minister of the gospel and former sergeant in the U. S. Army not only sounds like King, but Ferguson has memorized most of the civil rights leader’s most memorable speeches and sermons and delivers them with the same passion.

According to his biography, the inspirational speaker’s mission is to help continue the legacy of King by not only reciting his famous words, but by educating people about King’s philosophy of love, peace, and equality to help bring about positive change.

The command program is open to everyone in the Fort Gordon community.

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